With millennia of history, ancient traditions and culture, and a large country that stretches from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea, Iran has never left anyone indifferent. So much to see, so much to explore! We were lucky to travel in Iran for two months, crossing from Turkmenistan as part of our world trip. Here are our suggestions for things to do in Iran, an Iran travel guide including Iran itinerary ideas.

Things to Do in Iran Travel Guide Itinerary // Ceiling in Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz

The ceiling in Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz

Things to Do in Iran Travel Guide

Since we traveled overland, we actually skipped Tehran but most travelers will land at the International Airport there. So we included a day or two in the Iranian capital. But if you are short on time, feel free to leave the city right away. It has a reputation for being noisy, crazy, and most people try to escape it whenever they can. There are, of course, different sites to visit there, so it’s still worth a day if you are already around.

Iran Itinerary 1 week

  • Day 1 – 2: Tehran
  • Day 3: Kashan
  • Day 4 – 5: Isfahan
  • Day 6 – 7: Shiraz

Iran Itinerary 10 days

  • Day 1 – 2: Tehran
  • Day 3 – 4 : Kashan
  • Day 5 – 6: Isfahan
  • Day 7 – 8: Yazd
  • Day 9 – 10: Shiraz
Things to Do in Iran Travel Guide Itinerary // Towers of Silence in Yazd

Towers of Silence in Yazd

Iran Itinerary 2 weeks

  • Day 1 – 2: Tehran
  • Day 3 – 4 : Kashan
  • Day 5 – 6: Isfahan
  • Day 7 – 8: Yazd
  • Day 9 – 11: Kerman
  • Day: 12 – 14: Shiraz

 

Things to Do in Iran Travel Guide Itinerary // Persepolis by Shiraz

Persepolis by Shiraz

Top Places to Visit in Iran

Defining the list of what to see in Iran can be tricky due to the sheer size and history of the country. Our best suggestions are, depending on what you like and how long you have for your Iran travel, is to mix the types of activities.

  • Tehran
  • Kashan
  • Yazd
  • Isfahan
  • Qeshm island
  • Tabriz
  • Kerman and the Lut Desert
  • Alamut Valley
  • Mashhad
Things to Do in Iran Travel Guide Itinerary // Sunset over Hormuz Island

Sunset over Hormuz Island

We will feel it more details on each section, with travel tips, where to stay, and how to organize your Iran itinerary soon. For now, check some of these Iran photos that will make you want to start packing!

Things to Do in Iran Travel Guide Itinerary // Kaluts in the Lut Desert, Kerman

Kaluts in the Lut Desert, Kerman

Things to Do in Iran Travel Guide Itinerary // Traditional spices and nuts

Traditional spices and nuts

 

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